San Francisco, CA – December 7, 2015 – The season is here, the weather is brisk, and toy and food collection barrels are in place. Zephyr Real Estate’s traditional toy and food drive is underway at all Zephyr locations in San Francisco and Marin County. The drive will continue through the holidays.

Food donations will go to the San Francisco & Marin County Food Bank. The Food Bank distributes food to more than 225,000 people during the holidays. Over 107,000 meals are provided daily, and 30,000 families will receive wholesome foods at the Bank’s pantries weekly. 10,000 children will be served healthy snacks in the classroom each school day, and 450 community partners will receive supplies for their meal and food programs. Together over 25,000 volunteers make this program work by getting the most value from each donation and distributing the food where it is needed most.

Food items should be non-perishable. Most-needed foods are soup, chili, beans, canned vegetables, tuna, canned meat, cereal, peanut butter and granola bars (no glass containers, please). Cash donations and gift cards are always welcome. The Food Bank’s buying power can distribute approximately $6 worth of food for every $1 donation.

Toys donated in San Francisco will go to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program. Toys donated in Marin will go to the Salvation Army Toy Program. Both organizations have a long history of charity year-round with additional emphasis during the holidays. Donation suggestions include sports equipment, arts and crafts, baby items (blankets, bottles, rattles), dolls of all nationalities, stuffed animals, iPods, game systems with games, books and toy trucks.

Hunger is tough any time of year, and even tougher during the holidays. For children, toys can make a difficult time more joyful and instill a sense of giving back in later years. These opportunities to share the spirit of the holidays provide a deep sense of community in all those who donate.

“Zephyr has a long and rich tradition of sharing our abundance,” remarked Randall Kostick, President of Zephyr Real Estate. “Our agents, managers and staff have always been generous, and we invite everyone who is able to join us in this opportunity to give.”

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with over $2 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a brand new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.